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Kenny Rogers Tops Billboard Country Albums Chart for First Time in 34 Years

Kenny Rogers Tops Billboard Country Albums Chart for First Time in 34 Years

Kenny Rogers may be gone, but the country music icon is definitely not forgotten. One week after Kenny’s death on March 20, his 2018 album, The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The 20-song offering moved 31,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music,…MORE

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. In 2013, Kenny stopped by American Country Countdown to chat with host Kix Brooks about a number of topics, including early influences, friendship with Dolly Parton, having a “perfect” life, induction into the Country Music Hall of…MORE

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

A number of country artists shared their sentiments regarding the death of country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Oak Ridge Boys, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and…MORE

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Singer, songwriter, actor, photographer, entrepreneur . . . Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away on March 20, according to a statement released by his family: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night [March 20] at 10:25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from…MORE

Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” Earns Historic Honor

Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” Earns Historic Honor

The Library of Congress added 25 titles to the National Recording Registry, including Kenny Rogers’ 1978 hit, “The Gambler,” which was penned by Don Schlitz. “The song was not written about gambling, it was written with a very personal look at life,” said Kenny, according to the Library of Congress. “To say I’m proud is…MORE

Top 15 Best-Selling  Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

Top 15 Best-Selling Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary of honoring music’s best through its Gold and Platinum Awards Program. The RIAA trademarked the Gold record (500,000 units) and formalized the industry practice of presenting awards to artists for music sales achievements, including the Platinum Award (1 million), Multi-Platinum Award (2 million+)…MORE

Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Was a Star-Studded Affair Featuring Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie & More

Photo Gallery: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Was a Star-Studded Affair Featuring Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie & More

A star-studded cast from all genres of music took the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25 to help Kenny Rogers ride off into the sunset after a 60-year career. The showcase, dubbed All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, featured the final duet by Kenny and Dolly Parton, one of…MORE

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CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

In the wake of the tornadoes that ripped though Tennessee on March 3—killing at least 22 people and damaging hundreds of structures—many folks are wondering how to help. Money To donate money, visit the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which was created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support those affected by the…